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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 06-1676



Adoption of New Rule of Criminal Procedure 117; 14 admin 06, 5707 CV 06

[36 Pa.B. 4721]
[Saturday, August 26, 2006]


   And Now, the 1st day of August, 2006, pursuant to the requirements of Pa.R.Crim.P. 117, It Is Ordered that effective August 1, 2006, new Monroe County Rule of Criminal Procedure, Mon.R.Cr.P.117 Coverage: Issuing Warrants; Preliminary Arraignments and Summary Trials: and Setting and Accepting Bail, be and the same is hereby adopted in the following form.

   It Is Further Ordered that seven (7) certified copies of this Order and the attached Rule of Criminal Procedure shall be filed with the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts; that two (2) certified copies and one (1) diskette shall be filed with the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin; that one (1) certified copy shall be filed with the Criminal Procedural Rules Committee of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ; one copy to the Monroe County Legal Reporter for publication, and that one copy shall be filed with the Clerk of Courts-Criminal of the Court of Common Pleas of Monroe County.

By the Court

President Judge

Mon.R.Cr.P.117. Coverage: Issuing Warrants; Preliminary Arraignments and Summary Trials; and Setting and Accepting Bail.

   1.  Magisterial District Judge Offices shall be open for regular business on Mondays through Fridays, excluding holidays, during such hours as established by Order of the President Judge, and as may be modified with the approval of the President Judge to meet the needs of the public and the court.

   2.  Continuous coverage for the issuance of warrants, the holding of preliminary arraignments and summary trials, and the setting and accepting of bail and collateral shall be by the traditional on-call system as presently established. The President Judge shall establish the schedule of assignment of Magisterial District Judges to on-call duty.

   3.  An on-call Magisterial District Judge, while on-call, and the Clerk of Courts on any day and at any time, are authorized to accept bail in accordance with the provisions, and subject to the limitations, of the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 06-1676. Filed for public inspection August 25, 2006, 9:00 a.m.]

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